WUFT News

Armed Woman Detained at RTS Bus Depot

By on January 7th, 2014
Gainesville Police arrested Taljah Chanite Lang, 24, on Monday on multiple charges after an incident at a bus depot.

Alachua County Sheriff

Gainesville Police arrested Taljah Chanite Lang, 24, on Tuesday on multiple charges after an incident at a bus depot.

A local woman was arrested Monday after police said she pulled a gun on her girlfriend during an argument at the Rosa Parks bus depot on Southeast Third Street at a bus station.

Taljah Lang, 24, was arrested on charges of second degree aggravated battery, carrying a concealed firearm and a first degree weapon offense of possessing an altered firearm.

Police said a woman removed a handgun from her backpack, pressed the butt of the gun into another woman’s head and then shoved her away. After witnessing the event, Regional Transit System personnel delayed Lang from boarding the bus until Gainesville Police Department officers arrived to detain her.

“We get calls from time to time at different locations around the city, including RTS bus stops,” Officer Ben Tobias, GPD spokesman, said. ”Calls of this magnitude, fortunately, do not happen every day.”

Chip Skinner, RTS marketing and communications supervisor, said employees are trained for these types of situations as part of a program set up by the Department of Homeland Security.

“We put our operators and supervisors, and even our administration staff, through what is called a first-observer training,” Skinner said. ”Meaning, we are trained to look for suspicious packages, suspicious activities and things of that nature.”

In addition to the gun, which had the serial number filed off, Lang was found in possession of “an abundance of ammunition,” according to a report by GPD.


This entry was posted in Crime and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Crime

molly the dog

Ocala Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Police Report

An Ocala man was arrested Sunday after attempting to flee his home, where police found his dog and evidence of animal abuse.


Haz-Mat

Two People Arrested in Chiefland Meth Lab Bust

Deputies say they found methamphetamine and chemicals used to produce the highly addictive drug.


The Wells Fargo on Newberry Road was robbed Friday afternoon.

Wells Fargo by Oaks Mall Robbed

The Wells Fargo Bank on Newberry Road near the Oaks Mall was robbed Friday afternoon by an unknown white male.


Crime Down in Many North Central Florida Counties, According to FDLE Report

Florida Department of Law Enforcement releases the 2013 Annual Unified Crime Report, which indicates a drop in crime in many North Central Florida counties.


Cody Eugene Wygant, 24, was arrested Thursday after he confessed to suffocating his infant son. Wygant said the child's crying was distracting him from playing Xbox.

Homosassa Man Kills Infant Son Over Xbox, Police Say

Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments